My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Nine

Got my teeth cleaned today; the hygienist said that my teeth didn’t have too much tartar, good! So that’s done for the year. Phew! So car, teeth, and body are all in good working order. Yay! 🙂

Went to the library and stocked up on books today, always a good feeling. This evening I went for a walk with a friend, and after dinner I made this pretty Christmas tag that has lines for writing on the back. I used another panel from an almond drink carton, and Stamperia’s “Classic Christmas” paper. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Eight

Sometimes it takes me all day to figure out what to create–and today was one of those days! Sadly, I missed the best light in the studio, so had to create with artificial light.

I made this sweet little journal using more of the papers I recently won from a YouTube hop; I printed these out on cardstock and trimmed the borders. I love that each printed page has a blank reverse side, leaving plenty of room to write or draw. I embellished some of the pages with elements from the Le Romantique papers made by
Graphic 45; I think these go splendidly with the main papers. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Seven

I was gone most of the day, picking up my car (yay!!!), going to my naturopath, and grocery shopping. No time to create anything new, so I’ll again feature something made in the past. Enjoy this lovely vanity set to hold bath salts, cotton swabs, cotton balls and more.

Vanity Set

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Six

Chilly today and a bit more rain! I love it! My car is Still in the shop; I expect to retrieve it tomorrow morning. Phew! Should be good for many more miles now, thankfully.

This evening I made this sweet tiny journal using rinsed and ironed tea bags for the pages! I’ve been thinking about doing this for ages, finally got down to it. The cover is a scrap from the Stamperia “Hortensia” papers. I sewed the binding with my sewing machine, right along the edge of the spine.

I tested out several writing implements: gel pen, marker, and a B8 pencil show up the best on the tea bags. Ball point pens, not so much. EnJoy!

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My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Five

We got a little more rain this evening, then hail and sun and more rain. We love the moisture!

Last week I won a set of digital papers from a video hop hosted by my good friend, Sandi Nagel! I printed them out today and made this sweet little tag, using a panel from an almond milk carton as the base. One of the tea bag charms I made some days ago goes perfectly in the little pocket, along with the “Paris” tag. So pretty. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Four

The best laid plans, and all that. Turns out the booth I set my heart on at the Marketplace got rented to someone else yesterday! Bummer.  I don’t know when another booth will open, or how fabulous that might be….Rats. Yes, now I have more time to save up for the rent–and I sure need some art sales to do so!

This evening I made a couple more tea bag charms and a little circle charm, as well. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Three

I spent time today researching insurance to cover my art and liability if I rent the artist space I mentioned, talking to two artist siblings about their experience with galleries and listening to their input. I feel really excited about renting my own booth at the Marketplace and filling it up with my art! I have longed for a shop to sell in for ages; this is a low-risk, low investment opportunity and I’m going to jump in!

My plan is to pay the deposit and first three months rent (that is the initial contract) up front; then I won’t fret over making enough sales to cover rent as I’m starting up the boutique. How would you love to help me meet that goal? You could purchase some art from my online boutique, buy me a chocolate bar (make a donation) on my YouTube channel, or just be my sponsor!

My creation for this evening: I decorated another little paper bag that I made from a larger bag a few days ago. Christmas in May! Enjoy!

Kitty Christmas Bag

My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy-Two

Today I could not get inspired to create something, other than baking some chocolate chip cookies! I did, however, organize the huge jumble of cardboard boxes in my garage, breaking most down and even putting some in the recycle bin. Much tidier there now! As I was breaking down the insulated lining for a box that food came in, this piece tore off and I decided it will make a cool base for one of my collages. Perhaps I’ll create with it tomorrow.

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Honeycomb Cardboard


My Year of Wild Art: Day Seventy

Today I went with my artist friend, Vlatka, to Folsom, about an hour away, where shse has rented a space for her art at Artfully Rooted Marketplace.  My Vlatka invited me to put some of my small pieces in her booth, so that I can test out that market before committing to a monthly rent for my own space. We spent the afternoon rearranging and setting things up.

Below is a photo of my display, along with the rest of the booth. The lamp base is a sculpture by another artist who shares the booth. I look forward to selling out! If you live in the Folsom/Sacramento area, be sure to stop by; the whole marketplace is pretty amazing.

The address is 608-1/2 Sutter St, Folsom. Vlatka’s booth is the first one on the left when you walk in the entrance; she sells paintings, jewelry and copper vessels, and her partner sells sculptures and paintings on wood. Visit the Artfully Rooted Facebook page here, too.